Thora Hellenger was one of the earliest female photographers. (1821–1884)
Andersen wrote to her frequently during his travels from 1867 to 1873.
After the manner
of the Elgin Marbles
Renli continues her interest in historic costume, while creating an elegant, and modern image inspired by women of the past and present.
Good garments are not only the shield of the human body, but also a form of expression.
TIME & MEMORY
In 17SS, Creative Director Renli Su inspired by multiple mythical stories about the ocean and angels of bravery. The first story is from Christian mythological stories. According to Christian angelic hierarchy, Virtues are said to be the chief bestowers of grace and valor. Like a guiding light for humans feeling lost and dejected, they watch over nature and encourage humans. The second story is about Lin Moniang, which is the human name of Ma-tsu, the Chinese patron goddess hailing from Renli’s hometown of Fujian province in China. She was a goddess who was said to protect seafarers and fishermen out at sea. These mythological stories have a common thread of inspiration and hope when times are tough, and this was a focal point of Renli’s exploration.